Off-duty NYC correction officer arrested for firing a gun into mid-air at Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen – New York Daily News

An off-duty New York City prosecutor was caught firing a gun into the air at Hell’s Kitchen, police said Sunday.

Correction Officer Kadeem Luton, 30, is said to have opened fire at W. 46th St. and 11th Ave around 10:50 p.m. Saturday. No one was hit.

Luton passed the gun to a friend, Joshua Kingsley, 29, who, according to police, also fired some bullets.

A shocked witness called 911.

Police arrested both men for criminal possession of a loaded firearm, criminal use of a firearm and reckless danger. Their arraignment was pending in Manhattan Criminal Court on Sunday.

Luton, an eight-year criminal justice veteran who works at the Anna M. Kross Center on Rikers Island, was suspended without pay after the arrest.

Correction Commissioner Louis Molina said on Sunday he was “deeply disturbed” by the arrest.

“This officer’s alleged actions are blatant and in no way a reflection of the thousands of men and women who work in our prisons,” he said in a statement.

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